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An important Chinese twelve panel coromandel screen with inscription; image credit on full record.

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Screen; Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi, Coromandel, 12 Panel, Figural Garden, Pagoda, 225 inch.

A highly important Chinese twelve panel coromandel screen, [Qing Dynasty] Kangxi period 1662 to 1722, dated to the 21st year, Renxu of the Kangxi reign, 1682. The central field depicts a Chinese figural garden with pagoda, temples, and buildings, within a red alternating border with cartouche of still-lifes and landscapes, the reverse is carved to show a profusion of calligraphic script with a border of foliate scrolls and flowers, script reads 'respectively to congratulate' dated 1682 ; humbly presented by his disciple Zhao Jinmei to county magistrate Wen Linlang and is signed by over 400 members of the council....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9756035
Category:  decorative accessories    Origin:  China
Type:  screens    Year:  1662 - 1722

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